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    From textiles factory to New Road Hotel

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    Being the ‘first’ in international hotel design is a daring move, but one that carries ample rewards if conceived well. Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checks in to the newly opened New Road Hotel to explore what’s underneath the fossil that is a former textiles factory in London’s said-to-be up and coming neighbourhood of […]

    MINIVIEW: The Academy, London

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    Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn joins Alexandra Champalimaud herself to take a closer look of the new London boutique hotel that is on everyone’s lips at the moment… Located in London’s more literary neighbourhood of Bloomsbury, The Academy Hotel, has revealed details of its million-pound interior design refurbishment. The hotel, which is part of YTL Hotels’ […]

    Checking in to The Gainsborough Bath and Spa

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    Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checks in to the only hotel in Bath that taps into the natural thermal springs of the city, designed by the one and only Alexandra Champalimaud… “First and foremost, the location is what really sets this project apart,” says Alexandra Champalimaud who, to me, looks far too composed and […]

    MINIVIEW: Inside Denmark’s first chemical-free hotel

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    Hotel Herman K, Denmark’s first chemical-free hotel, is a converted station situated in the heart of Copenhagen. Hotel Designs took a sneak peak at the raw architecture within the bespoke hotel… Brøchner Hotels’ new 5-star luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Herman K, is the first hotel in Denmark where chemicals are not a part of the […]

    Checking in to King Street Townhouse, Manchester

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    With hotel design in the north enjoying a major moment, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checked in to the design-led King Street Townhouse, to marvel over Manchester from a totally unique perspective… “Manchester is a shrinking violet,” said no designer, ever! It’s impossible to ignore the scale of construction that is happening right now in the UK’s third […]

    Opposites attract at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

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    Nestled behind vibrant streets, where thousands of Gap-Year backpackers find shelter in cheap hostels, rises a luxury hotel with personality, style and unmatched ocean views. Editor Hamish Kilburn checks in to the Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay to see for himself how opposites in South East Asia can attract after all… Perched on a hilltop facing south, […]

    Checking in to Gleneagles, Scotland

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    Intrigued to find out to what extent the power of interior design can lift a building, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checked in to review the one and only Gleneagles… Positioned in 344 hectares of land, under Perthshire’s Ochil Hills, is a Scottish jewel. The ever-majestic Gleneagles first soared to be a natural star in the […]

    MINIVIEW: HBA London completes a new jewel in Jerusalem

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    We took a closer look at the timeless details that make up the new hotel on the block, The Orient Jerusalem by Isrotel Exclusive Collection… Following Hotel Designs exclusive discussion with the design firm’s senior designer Constantina Tsoutsikou, HBA London has completed the interiors of The Orient Jerusalem by Isrotel Exclusive Collection. Beginning with the cherished Song of Jerusalem ‘A […]

    Fitzrovia’s mysterious and magnificent The Mandrake Hotel

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    Nestled under a canopy of plants in London’s Fitzrovia district sits The Mandrake Hotel, an unlikely yet very welcome neighbour to this part of town. Hamish Kilburn takes a peek inside… Blink and you will miss it. The unassuming framed ornate wrought iron gates are the first of many indications that rules have been broken […]

    The Henrietta Hotel review, Covent Garden: Ideally located boutique stay with louder than life interiors

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    Londoners, and visitors to London, will know Henrietta Street, even if they don’t know it by name. The unassuming road is one of four framing Covent Garden Piazza, and has celebrated restaurants Flat Iron, and new opening Frenchie, on it. It also houses the relatively new Henrietta Hotel. You’d blink and miss it. Behind a […]